I am sending this message today as a reminder that we are heading into a time of year that often causes old hurts to surface. It is very common for men to choose to isolate and not ask for help.
I am asking you to consider reaching out to local organizations such as churches, mental health, etc. for their support.
This is also a time of year where holiday cheer is shared. I would invite you to consider the impacts of excessive alcohol and food on your health and well being. I would invite you to connect with family and friends and to enjoy the special moments near a warm fire — sharing stories, etc. Please remember that how you treat yourself is how you treat others. So be gentle and look for the simple joyful moments. Take care of yourself! All the best of the season! Here’s to a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2016!
Grant M. Waldman
West Coast Men’s Support Society